Conservative also like to ask the question, "Does it work?" When we ask this about the "War on Drugs" we see that the answer must be no. A powerful conservative argument can be made that a better way to fight drug abuse is to take the big money out of it. Do not confuse ends with means. Reducing drug abuse is the socially conservative end; the "War on Drugs" is a misbegotten means. Social conservatives need not be tied to it.